Last night a terrible hate speak was posted on facebook regarding this wonderful site and its webmaster. A line in the sand was crossed to show the sheer hatefulness of two other collaborative rescue sites efforting to make Oodles look like a bizarre, unprofessional, and mean spirited site.
Those of us who have watched this formation of Oodles, who have eagerly participated, many other rescues who take posted dogs from here to their own site all in hope of cooperatively placing Oods all know this is a special kind of rackeetering...and more, from where it eminates and why.
This site has made a concerted effort to maintain its professional status and has not lowered itself to the demons among Rescue...that seen on facebook last night. Nor will it. Fifty years I have been in rescue work. That is a long, long time. And never have I seen or felt the ill wind of such
an underworld in Rescue as I saw on facebook last night. The Myth of Rescue is that they are all "good". They are not all good. I saw that clearly as did others from the partiality and untruth sent out as factual data, intended to shed doubt on both intention and devotion. This behavior is no longer acceptable to me. I have less time ahead in my rescue life than ever before, to allow this
to occur now, in this century, at this time when more dogs are in rescue and needing good homes
is utterly outrageous, unacceptable. and cannot be tolerated.
There are many options we can follow to put bad rescue people in the bright light of day. We could show the language used when people they don't like say things they don't like. We could show the vile diatribe that has been posted and deleted by webmasters on many forums, we could show the emails of intent to bribe, to use fraud, to libel, to slander; we could show the theft of intellectual property for their own gain, we could show forums where their Board members and followers are no longer allowed to post. Each of us as single rescues must decide how to deal with this...to whom we report and when. I for one am going forward now with new zeal.
As we now separate the wheat from the chafe we must stand together to show the best of us will no longer accept the worst of us. We have important work to do, needful work, collaborative work. The time for hate is now done and each of us must take our own lead to put to sleep the "gangland" mentality shown in last night's post. with regard to this so special site and its loving and dedicated webmaster. I know where I am going and I know what the outcome will be. It cannot come soon enough for me. Lynne, on behalf of worlds of wonderful rescue organizations do not turn the other cheek, face what has been placed before you as a way to put these bad, bad organizations made of bad, bad people, out of our world. I will, and I know many others will, help you.
As for me, my attorney would have been at the door of Ms. ....this morning, thereafter at Ms. ........ I've told them before and I will tell them again here, in a public way. They have chosen the wrong person to deal with and moreso because I have many friends and supporters throughout the world who know me and know my resputation for honesty and intent...for me, and for my friends like you who do the same for dogs needing rescue. Soon I will show them why.